A maiolica masterpiece

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October 8, 2020

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Carmen Alemany, « A maiolica masterpiece », Colligere, ID : 10670/1.uppq8o


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Translated by Liz Carey Libbrecht. In addition to thousands of ancient books, the precious collections of the Collège de France heritage library contain a number of objects, including busts of Francis I, the institution’s founder. One of these stands out for its workmanship: it is a maiolica bust, a nineteenth-century copy made of a Della Robia original. Although many portraits of Francis I exist, the one at the Collège de France is remarkable, despite being only a copy. The delicacy of the ...

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